Bears score 17 in first, Dixon tosses no-hitter in rout of Lynn Camp


Kim Henson

Harlan County junior Karsten Dixon, pictured in action earlier this season, pitched a no-hitter Tuesday at Lynn Camp as the Black Bears rolled to a 25-0 win.

One day after giving up 11 first-inning runs Monday in a loss at home to Perry Central, the Harlan County Black Bears were on the other side of a hot start Tuesday with 17 runs in their first at bat to roll past Lynn Camp 25-0 in three innings.
Karsten Dixon capitalized on the early run support as he rolled through the Lynn Camp lineup without giving up a hit while striking out six and walking none. He allowed only two base runners, hitting two batters in the second inning.
Harlan County sent 22 batters to the plate in the opening as Brayden Blakley, Isaac Kelly, Will Cassim and Tristan Cooper each had two hits. Daven Johnson, Jonah Swanner, Nathan Shepherd and Colby Johnson added one hit each. Kelly and Blakley each drove in three runs while Dixon, Shepherd, Cooper and Samuel Henson drove in two each.
In addition to their 12 hits, the Bears’ offense was helped by 13 walks from three Lynn Camp pitchers.
Harlan County (9-17) closes its regular season schedule Thursday at Barbourville. Lynn Camp (0-19) travels to McCreary Central on Thursday.
Harlan County (17)08 — 25 12 0
Lynn Camp 000 — 0. 0. 2
Dixon and Kelly; Sanders, Curry (1), Lowe (3) and Dixon. WP — Dixon (1-5). LP — Sanders.